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Paving Trio Face Wage Theft Allegations

Three people from a California seal coating business face 42 felony counts alleging a slew of wage theft and compensation fraud charges, the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office announce...


Coating Oversight Breeds $2.6M Verdict

The lack of a nonskid sidewalk coating at a church in Florida has led to two falls, one disabled knee, and one seven-figure judgment.


Concrete Sealers Tout Water Resistance

Three new concrete sealers boast a proprietary chemical reactive formula that gives them improved resistance to de-icing road salts, rain, sleet and snow, according to manufacturer Surfkoat....


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Concrete Sealer Protects Exteriors

A new water-based, penetrating sealing compound is designed to limit the intrusion of moisture and chlorides into exterior concrete surfaces.


Rust-Oleum Launches Self-Fusing Tape

A new self-fusing silicone repair tape is designed to provide a watertight seal and conform to any surface, according to manufacturer Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands.


XIM Line to Fatten Rust-Oleum Portfolio

Rust-Oleum Corp. is expanding its family of specialty primers and coatings with the acquisition of XIM Products Inc., founded generations ago as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers...


Cortec Unveils MCI Concrete Sealer

Cortec Corp. has introduced a single-component penetrating concrete sealer with the company's migrating corrosion inhibitor (MCI) technology for bridges, highways, parking decks and other st...


1K Waterproofer Made for Detailing

W.R. Meadows has introduced a single-component waterproofing compound for a variety of asphalt and concrete detailing applications.


National Guard Fined for Paint Waste

The Maryland Air National Guard, 175th Wing, has agreed to pay a $75,000 penalty to settle federal claims that it improperly disposed of toxic paint, sealant and other hazardous wastes at th...


Sealer Protects Floors from Pounding

High-traffic industrial and commercial concrete and masonry floors have a new water-based, nano-acrylic/urethane sealing topcoat option from NewLook International.


Nordson Industrial Coating Unit Grows

Nordson Corp., maker of industrial coatings equipment, has announced the acquisition of Sealant Equipment & Engineering.


Bridge Paint Mishap Ends Fair & Square

When you’re painting 55,000 little squares in 30 colors along a busy, four-lane bridge over the Rio Grande, you might expect some complications.


‘WalkPad’ Coating Gives Roof Traction

Roofing systems supplier Gaco Western has developed a silicone-based coating alternative to conventional rooftop walkway mats.


Tank Maker: Strike 2 on Confined Space

An Illinois tank maker slapped last year with 23 federal health and safety citations and a six-figure fine is facing more of the same for continuing confined-space and other life-threatening...


IM Segment Helps Power RPM to Record

Standout growth in industrial maintenance and protective coatings helped ring out a record fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 for Carboline parent RPM International, the Ohio holding company ann...


Arkema Plant Hazards Draw $117K Fine

A federal crackdown on chemical plants that are ill-prepared for a catastrophic release has now swept in Arkema Inc., the global raw materials supplier to the coatings, construction and seal...


BASF Overhauls Wind Energy Coatings

BASF Coatings has revamped its line of wind energy coatings with a new brand, a new approach and new properties to meet today’s demands.


Adhesives Maker Sticks to Fast Track

Royal Adhesives & Sealants of South Bend, IN, has completed a blitz of takeovers that is fast reshaping the market for high-performance adhesives, sealants and related coatings.


Industrial Markets Stuck on Adhesives

The global quest to keep everything from power plants to cell phones to cars tight and dry will keep the world’s sealant and adhesive markets surging in the years ahead, particularly in the ...


Simpson Strong-Tie Enters Concrete Protection Market

Simpson Strong-Tie, a global supplier of structural products, has entered the concrete repair, protection and strengthening business with the acquisition of Fox Industries Inc. and S&P Cleve...


RPM Industrial Delivers Strong Q2

Industrial coatings for corrosion control, bridge decks and similar applications are ringing up double-digit gains for the parent company of Carboline, Stonhard and other well-known brands i...


CAS-MI Coated in a New Identity

Longtime independent testing provider CAS-MI Laboratories has taken on the name of its new parent company.


$400K CA Bridge Maintenance Work Let

An Arizona-based concrete contractor has been awarded a $397,397 contract for cleaning and sealing California’s San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, over San Diego Bay.


BSR Unites Units to Become Axson

The BSR Group, a global provider of high-performance coating, sealing, damping and bonding products for industrial applications, has become Axson, uniting the company’s business units under ...


Cortec Expands Line of Water Repellants

Cortec® Corporation (St. Paul, MN) has introduced MCI®-2018 V/O water repellant, a higher-viscosity version of its MCI®-2018 sealer for vertical and overhead applications.


Sika Forms Renewable Energy Group

Sika Corporation has formed a specialty sales and technical group for the renewable energy sector, according to an announcement on July 21 by Sika’s Industry Products Division.


Bids Sought for MO-IL Bridge Sealing

The Illinois Department of Transportation will accept bids Aug. 5 for deck cleaning and sealing on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River at St. Louis, MO.


Strong Q3 Won’t Stop RPM Price Hikes

RPM International’s industrial segment—the engine behind two-thirds of its sales—helped deliver unexpectedly strong third-quarter sales and a record share price, but that won’t stop the comp...


WA Set to Ban Coal-Tar Sealcoat

Washington State is poised to become the first state to ban coal-tar sealant used on pavements and parking lots.


Buffalo Airport Road Rehab Up for Bid

Bids will be accepted March 29 for rehabilitation work on the two-tiered roadway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.


Epoxy Touts Strength in Acid Immersion

Master Bond Inc. has developed a two-component epoxy resin compound for coatings, liners and adhesive/sealants that require significant acid and chemical resistance.


Coatings May Tap the Muscle of Mussels

The legendary sticking power of mussels in a marine environment is giving coatings researchers some valuable lessons in adhesion.


SCAQMD Set to Overhaul Coatings Rules

VOC averaging will end, VOC limits on colorants will begin, and rules on packaging, purchasing and storing coatings will change under an impending overhaul of the South Coast Air Quality Man...


DuPont to Pay $3.3M for Failure To Report Coating Chemical Risks

DuPont has agreed to pay a $3.3 million federal penalty for failing to report “substantial risk” found during testing of chemicals for use as coatings, sealants and related products.


USGS: Sealcoat Toxins Pervade Lakes

Coal-tar-based pavement sealant is the largest source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in 40 urban lakes recently studied by the U.S. Geological Survey.


Green Concrete Sealer Made for Heavy Traffic

Daimer Industries Inc. has rolled out a new bio-safe concrete sealer and cleaner product line designed for tough industrial environments.


UV-A Flashlight Cures Coatings, Adhesives

Spectronics Corp. has unveiled the Spectroline OPTIMAX 365C, a cordless, rechargeable true UV-A (365 nm) LED flashlight designed for curing adhesives, sealants, epoxies, resins, coatings an...


2-Part Pipe Repair Designed for Up to 1500 PSI

Stop It HP, new from InduMar Products Inc. of Houston, is a leak sealant product designed for applications with working pressures up to 1500 psi.


‘Earthoid’ Tank Painting Up for Bid

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will accept bids Nov. 4 for surface preparation and coatings application on a 2 MG water tank, commonly called the “Earthoid” tank because of the ...


Tank Coating Touts Chemical, Acid Resistance

Developed for coating and lining storage tanks, piping, scrubbers, and processing equipment in the chemical industry, the Master Bond Polymer System EP21ARHT is designed to provide outstandi...


Epoxy Syringes Designed for Small Applications

Adhesive Packaging Specialties has introduced epoxy packaging in dual or pre-mixed/frozen syringes designed for small applications.


Densoclad Adds Application Aids, Product Info

Densoclad’s anti-corrosion tapes have added printed product details for more successful application and for future user reference.


Market Studies on Polyurethane-Based Construction Materials Published

The Center for the Polyurethane Industry of the American Chemical Council has released 3 market studies on polyurethane-based products for the construction industry.


RPM to Acquire Illbruck Sealant Systems

RPM International Inc. has announced that its Tremco Inc. subsidiary has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Illbruck Sealant Systems, a German manufacturer of high-performance...


XIM Updates Primers, Sealers

XIM Products Inc. has reformulated and updated two of its stain-blocking primers and sealers: X-Seal™ and Prime Start.


Graco Has Supply Systems for Low Volumes

Graco (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced a line of small ram bulk supply systems.


 
 
   

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